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raseem
06-30-2008, 09:38 PM
I was wondering if someone could give me a break down of how shaytan tempts more than one person at once? from my understanding is that he has evil jinn that work with him, but he would have to have at least 6 billion jinn but i suppose he can tempt people through mankind as well as his explained by allah subhana wa'tala in surah an-nas but was just thinking that is is islamic belief that only allah subhana wa'tala can be everywhere at once because thats part of his divine and superior nature to that of his creation.but if shaytan can affect everybody and theres 6 billion humans on this earth allah subhana wa'tala created then how is it that he affects all of us at the same time when at the end of the day he just a jinn? is there anything i can read on this that goes in to detail and does just tell me what i allready know about adam and eve and being casted out of paradise etc etc, confused :? answers please?

assalamu alaykum
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'Abd al-Baari
07-03-2008, 11:15 AM
Assalamu Alaykum Warahamtullahi Wabarakaatuh,

This is a long read, but i think and hope that Insha'Allah it will help answer your questions. :)

The shayaateen are from among the jinn; they are the rebellious ones and the most evil among them, just as the devils among mankind are the rebellious ones and the most evil among them. There are among the jinn, as is the case among mankind, devils who are the rebellious ones and the most evil, kaafirs and evildoers. There are also Muslims among them who are righteous and good. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies — Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinn, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it; so leave them alone with their fabrications”

[al-‘An’aam 6:112]

The Shaytaan is the father of the jinn according to many scholars. He is the one who disobeyed his Lord and was too proud to prostrate to Adam, so Allaah expelled him and banished him. Other scholars say that the Shaytaan was one of a group of angels who were called al-jinn; he was too proud to prostrate, so Allaah expelled him and banished him. He became the leader of every evildoer and wicked one, every kaafir and wrongdoer. Every person has a shaytaan and an angel with him, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“There is no one among you but he has with him a constant companion (qareen) from among the jinn and a constant companion from among the angels.” They said, “You too, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Me too, but Allaah has helped me against him (the devil-companion) and he has become Muslim.”

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that the Shaytaan inspires man to evil and calls man to evil. There are times when he has control over man's heart and can find out, by Allaah’s decree, what a person intends to do of good or evil. There are also times when the angel has control over a person’s heart. He makes him incline towards good and calls him to good. These are things that Allaah has enabled them to do, i.e., He has enabled the two companions, the jinn-companion and the angel-companion, to do these things. Even the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a shaytaan with him, his constant companion (qareen) from among the jinn, as stated above, in the hadeeth which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“There is no one among you but he has with him a constant companion (qareen) from among the jinn and a constant companion from among the angels.” They said, “You too, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Me too, but Allaah has helped me against him (the devil-companion) and he has become Muslim.”

The point is that every man has with him a companion from among the angels and a companion from among the shayateen. The believer suppresses his shaytaan by obeying Allaah and adhering steadfastly to His religion, so he humiliates his shaytaan until he becomes weak and unable to stop the believer doing good or make him fall into evil, except what Allaah wills. The sinner, by his disobedience and evil actions, gives his shaytaan the strength to make him do evil and encourageshim to do evil, and discourage him from doing good. The believer has to fear Allaah and strive against his shaytaan by obeying Allaah and His Messenger, and seeking refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan. And he should strive to help his angel by obeying Allaah and His Messenger and heeding the commands of Allaah.
Continue reading here.

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Trn2allah
07-30-2008, 06:13 PM
maa shaa Allah
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layla is here
09-20-2008, 07:50 PM
Jazak allah khair.
Makes you wonder if this is the idea that started those cartoons with a guy talking to a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder:)
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//-Asif-\\
10-12-2008, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by layla is here
Jazak allah khair.
Makes you wonder if this is the idea that started those cartoons with a guy talking to a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder:)
Haha. Thats the exact same thing I was thinking when I read it. It makes sense though. Yet that brings up another question: If theres two angels that record your sins and good deeds in seperate books that are on your shoulder, are one of those angels actually a shayateen whom not only tries to bug you to do evil but records your sins down as well?

I had a book about the Jinn that I got from an Islamic bookstore and it relayed tons of information gathered about Jinn, from what their abilities are and the classes of Jinn.

  • Jinns can rapidly travel from one part of the world to another
  • Iblis, the main shaitan has a throne in the middle of the sea where his shayateen come and go and report to him what they have done.
  • Since Jinns are a whole different being they may have just as many of them in population than humans do on Earth if not more.
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seeker-of-light
10-18-2008, 11:23 PM
so the jinn are what tempts us? is there such thing as a good jinn? can someone explain this to me?:)
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The Khan
10-19-2008, 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by layla is here
Jazak allah khair.
Makes you wonder if this is the idea that started those cartoons with a guy talking to a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder:)
Actually, it's the Kirama Katibin, iirc.
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brzaki
10-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by seeker-of-light
so the jinn are what tempts us? is there such thing as a good jinn? can someone explain this to me?:)
There is believing and Non-believing humans just like there is believing and Non-believing Jinns

there is a verse in the Quran that Allah says

"I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me"
[Surah Ad-Dhariyat, 51:56]
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